Data Scientist

US-MI-Detroit
Job ID
2017-2145
Category
Embedded Systems

Overview

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Goken America is an Engineering Services and Product Development company founded in 2004. At Goken America we strive to expand and deliver upon our company motto of “Creating Something Different”. We are continually striving to strengthen our organization, and are always seeking talented individuals who have a strong desire to work in an environment where they can make a difference.

 

Our “Vision” is to empower our associates to affect change wherever change is needed. Our “Mission” is that in building trust we foster greatness is our people, excellence in our clients and impact in our communities.

 

Goken America provides an excellent benefits package, one month of paid time off per year and a very competitive compensation plan. In addition, when applicable, we will also provide relocation assistance, temporary housing, visa support and other fringe benefits

Responsibilities

  • Work with research team to identify the data requirements, available data source (internal and external such as geo-location specific or social media) and expected outcomes in Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) research and experiments
  • Recommend and support data collection, integration and retention requirements by assess the effectiveness and accuracy of data source and data gathering techniques
  • Apply advanced statistical and predictive modeling techniques to validate the findings, build, maintain and improve as iterative approach
  • Coordinate with various teams to implement models
  • Develop experimental design approaches to validate findings or test hypotheses
  • Identify opportunities such as discovering new patterns form large data sets, and find solutions hidden in large data sets to improve the features/applications and find new features/applications
  • Define the validity of data such as how the information is meaningful, and what other information it is related to
  • Ensure the data is in compliance with the regulatory and security policies in place
  • Develop usage and access control policies and systems in collaboration with other data related departments
  • Provide ongoing tracking and monitoring of performance of the statistical models, recommends ongoing improvements to methods and algorithms that lead to findings, including new information
  • Lead the design and deployment of enhancements and fixes to systems as needed
  • Present and depict the rationale of the findings in easy to understand terms to the research team and to the management
  • Educate the team (CAV research and IT department) on new approaches, such as testing hypotheses and statistical validation of results

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Education 

Master’s or PhD degree (Preferred) in any one of the following disciplines, or in a similar discipline:

  • Machine Learning, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer science or another quantitative field

Experience/Knowledge

ALL of the following:

  • Demonstrated experience solving loosely defined problems by leveraging pattern detection over potentially large data sets
  • 2+ years’ after school practical experience with data storage and analysis tools such as Sql, Hadoop or other big data frameworks
  • 2+ years’ statistical modeling using tools such as Python, MATLAB, R, and/or SAS
  • Experience creating and using advanced machine learning algorithms and statistics.
  • Experience in statistical techniques and concepts (Properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and applying these to applications

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) or vehicular data
  • Familiarity with either telematics, wireless networking, or V2V V2I communications protocols (examples: 3G, 4G LTE, 5G, UDP, IEEE802.11, CAN, V2V, V2I, V2X …)
  • Experience programming within Unix-based operating systems, such as Linux
  • Programming in Python

Other Characteristics

ALL of the following:

  • Have a passion to create and try new ideas
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to be productive independently or in a small team environment
  • Eager to quickly learn by searching, reading, by example and trial & error
  • Comfortable working in a multicultural environment
  • Accept some travel
  • Accept long hours on occasion

Preferred:

  • Does not mind working on new and diverse things as opposed to developing perfection in one area

Goken America is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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